Rio Carnival comes to Loughton

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The Brazilian Carnival came to Loughton as Epping Forest schools performed a special dance at Loughton Community Day as part of the Dance Rio project celebrating the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Dance Rio is part of the Essex wide ‘Keeping Dance Alive’ project. It was performed at The Loughton Community Day on Sunday 17 July 2016 at Jessel Green in Loughton.

Dance Rio

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Pupils from Staples Road Primary School, Hereward Primary School and Ivy Chimneys Primary School performed a unique dance choreographed by notable professionals in the dance world.

Sounds and colours of the Rio Carnival

Dance Engagement Officer Vanessa Gayton said: “The children’s performance was fantastic, bringing the sounds and colours of the Rio Carnival to Loughton for a day. They loved dancing with the flags and performed a variety of different dance styles, learning complex choreography and new skills.”

“The dance performance was part of the Essex wide ‘Keeping Dance Alive’ project in celebration of the 2016 Rio Olympics. I must thank Loughton Town Council and The Dance Network Association for all their help with this wonderful project.”